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Democrats and Republicans remain divided on enhanced unemployment benefits

Politics and Public Policy Today

04:03 min | Last week

Democrats and Republicans remain divided on enhanced unemployment benefits

"In Washington, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin telling Senate Republicans that negotiations are no closer to a Corona virus relief deal than they were last week. He's putting the blame on congressional Democrats Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. They're leading the talks last Friday. Of course, that's $600 a week federal enhancement to state unemployment benefits it expired. Other Republicans emerging from today's briefing with the Treasury secretary and White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, saying it appears the bipartisan negotiations are now at a stalemate. CBS NEWS Congressional correspondent Nancy Court is with this question to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. In a variety of proposals. But at this point what do you believe the consensus Senate Republican view is on how large the federal unemployment insurance benefits should be per week and how long it should last. Well, I think I've made it very clear for some time. Now. If you're looking for total consensus among Republican senators, you're not going to find it, so we do have divisions about what to do. What we're hoping for. Here is a bipartisan proposal negotiated by the president of the stage and his team who can sign a bill into law and Democratic majority in the House that can appeal to a significant percentage of Republicans in the House and Senate. That's where we are on the unemployment issue. We all know it needs to be solved. We don't want the exploration to continue what we've suggested that Short term fixes. Others have indicated they've objected to that a better outcome would be to get to a total solution sooner rather than later. And that's what I am encouraging everyone to do on both sides. Part of the challenge with this negotiation that Negotiators know what the Democratic negotiating position is, but it's unclear what the Republican position is. It's no, that's not a big challenge at all. I'm not anticipating 100 nothing vote in the Senate. This time. I said that in the very beginning, I said it when we laid down our trillion dollar heels. I don't think we're gonna have A total consensus in this round. The atmosphere is much more partisan than it was back in March and April that much closer to the election. So I don't think the definition of success here is whether we have a unanimous vote. I think the definition successes is the product. Something that will actually make a difference. And yet part of the problem is we hear from other Senate Republicans, including Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Rand Paul of Kentucky, saying that they do not support the price tag for the Koven 19 2nd round of relief package is more from today's briefing with reporters, NBC's Casey Hunt and Senator Mitch McConnell. Nancy Pelosi, that House speaker seems to have suggested that $600 per week for federal benefits is for red Line. Do you think a bill with that amount of money for unemployment could pass the Senate if the president were to say he wants that, too? I think I'm pretty safe to say that there are plenty of Republicans in the Senate who may not vote for a package if that's where it ends up, But we know this is going to be a negotiated settlement. I just said it's not going Produce a Kumbaya moment like we had in March or April where everybody voted. Aye, but the American people in the end I need help. And wherever this thing settles between President United States and his team have to sign it into law and the Democrat not insignificant minority in the Senate and majority in the house is something I'm prepared to support even if I have some problems. With certain

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McGrath wins primary to set up showdown with McConnell

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | Last month

McGrath wins primary to set up showdown with McConnell

"Democrats in Kentucky or finding out who'll be challenging Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November in a narrow victory former marine pilot Amy McGrath fended off progressive Charles Booker to win Kentucky's democratic U. S. Senate primary setting her up for a big spending showdown to take on Mitch McConnell in November the grass was considered the establishment candidate and the outcome seemed a certainty but Booker's profile surged as the black state lawmaker highlighted protests against the deaths of African Americans in encounters with police voting ended June twenty third but with tight margins and a dilution of mail in ballots it took a week until the grass could be declared the winner senator Mitch McConnell accuses McGrath of being too liberal for Kentucky meanwhile McGrath accuses the GOP Senate of lacking the guts to put a check on quote out of control presidential power I'm Jennifer king

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Polls open for Kentucky primary

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:39 sec | Last month

Polls open for Kentucky primary

"A big primary election as you heard a moment ago from Amy Gardner in Kentucky as Democrats decide who will likely face off against senator Mitch McConnell in the fall Kentucky secretary of state said by Monday nearly a million people had only voted or apply for an absentee ballot for in person voting Tuesday the state is dispatched five thousand masks per county for poll workers and voters four thousand gallons of hand sanitizer fifteen hundred face shields and twenty thousand pairs of gloves election officials warn any results that come in Tuesday night would only reflect Tuesday's in person voting not early voting or absentee ballots official numbers are expected in about a week Ribeiro

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Should States Be Allowed To Declare Bankruptcy?

Weekend Edition Sunday

02:47 min | 3 months ago

Should States Be Allowed To Declare Bankruptcy?

"Many states are facing severe financial shortfalls because of the corona virus outbreak several Republican leaders in Congress including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have suggested those states declare bankruptcy but federal law prevents states from doing that Kentucky public radio's Ryland Barton reports that McConnell's cash strapped home state is especially vulnerable Kentucky was struggling before the corona virus it's entered years of escalating budget cuts that go back to the two thousand eight financial collapse and now almost a third of the state's workforce has filed for unemployment this is led to a massive drop in income and sales tax collections which make up more than three quarters of the money Kentucky brings in every year democratic governor Andy Beshear is one of many governors who say they need more financial help from the federal government during the pandemic if the next Kerr sacked package does not include budget assistant for states and counties we will be hit with a rough for recession it will last longer and it will be harder to dig out of Kentucky senior senator Mitch McConnell doesn't support adding more money to prop up state budgets at least not without changes changes like letting states filed for bankruptcy here's McConnell on the Hugh Hewitt show recently I would sort of imply rollout that is the is the bankruptcy route if you save some settings and there's no good reason for it not to be available but cities counties even school districts are allowed to file for bankruptcy just not states that has always been the case for the entire history of the United States that's northern Kentucky university law professor ten captain he says Congress could pass a law allowing states to file for bankruptcy but then states would have to pass their own laws allowing it and then it would likely be challenged for violating the constitution's contract clause the main reason is that because there is so that states shouldn't be able to pass laws to relieve themselves of their own death orderlies the deaths of private debtors bankruptcy will allow a court to restructure a state's finances the biggest example of a city declaring bankruptcy was Detroit in two thousand thirteen as part of that process the court required city retirees to take a four and a half percent benefits cut and give up cost of living adjustments university of Pennsylvania law professor David Skeel says states should be allowed to declare bankruptcy he says it would allow sacrifices to be distributed more evenly absent bankruptcy who is the ticket yeah yep there's financial distrust of the state yes beneficiaries of state services president trump has weighed in on Twitter asking why should taxpayers bail out quote poorly run states like Illinois the couple has since softened his suggestion that states be allowed to declare bankruptcy saying it would have been optional and most wouldn't have done it anyway but with so many states struggling it's still an issue capturing attention from state houses to Capitol

Senator McConnell Reacts to Coronavirus Relief Bill

C-SPAN2 Book TV

05:02 min | 5 months ago

Senator McConnell Reacts to Coronavirus Relief Bill

"In the U. S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaking on the floor while the White House briefing was going on as did the democratic leader Chuck Schumer talking about the status of the negotiations on the next coronavirus economic aid package first senator Mitch McConnell yesterday I introduced a coronavirus aid relief and economic security out Senate Republicans bold proposals to continue combating this health crisis and the economic crisis it is called and I call on our democratic counterparts to join us immediately at the table for urgent discussions so the Senate can deliver major relief to the American people as soon as humanly possible I'm glad to say that talks are already well underway earlier this morning a number of our committee chairman began end up bipartisan talks with their democratic counterparts we were joined by representatives from the administration and those talks continue right now as we speak here are the next steps these member level discussions will proceed with a goal of reaching agreements on each of four components of the legislation by the end of today by the end of the day I agreements on each of the four components this would allow the first procedural vote to occur before the end of the day all and that would allow a bipartisan package focused on immediate challenges to pass this on a Monday the nation needs and expectations are perfectly clear workers' families small businesses and the foundations of our economy itself need swift action and in the Senate sh twelve million bipartisan the Senate rose to the occasion earlier this month we are not across party lines to pass billions and quick funding to support the medical response and we did it again just this week we passed the more modest proposal that came over from the democratic house quickly and in a bipartisan fashion now our nation news a major next up and we need it fast that's what Senate Republicans produced a bold initial proposal to give shape and structure today's discussions first our cares act would deliver direct financial help as quickly as possible can people Senate Republicans want to put cash in Americans hands for Americans who lost work this would be the quickest possible first wave of government assistance to supplement unemployment insurance and help with bills animated Nate's for our nation's trainers this would supplement so security and provide for the relief of those who are at heightened risk and I've had to change their routines literally overnight and for Americans still working this intrusion of money would provide a little more certainty in this very uncertain moment and the opportunity to invest in local economies where possible sharks our proposal would provide the quickest possible access to desperately needed liquidity for small businesses all across our country our proposal would use existing channels and small business existing lending relationships to provide hundreds of billions of dollars in emergency capital a significant cash infusion as fast as possible so that more small businesses can hold on to their workers whether this disruption and come out on the other side instead of having to resort to layoffs or shutdowns right away no title new bureaucracies no delaying this urgent aid while we try to reduce on complex program from the ground up just the most direct path the most direct path to look at no small businesses need to keep making payroll while in many cases the government itself is chasing away their customers for the sake of public

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House pares back paid sick and family leave benefits in coronavirus bill

John Reid

00:27 sec | 5 months ago

House pares back paid sick and family leave benefits in coronavirus bill

"More the president's plan would send at least a thousand dollar check to Americans making less than a million a year to help ease the financial crunch that's on top of the house paid sick leave bill that senator Mitch McConnell says fellow Republicans don't like my counsel to omit is to gag and vote for it anyway Democrat Chuck Schumer says their bill would directly help desperate companies they will go out of business in a couple weeks Congress expected to approve up to a trillion dollar plan

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McConnell, Romney vie for influence over Trump's trial

The Young Turks

02:54 min | 7 months ago

McConnell, Romney vie for influence over Trump's trial

"Just yesterday. Yesterday we talked about how Pam Bondi one of Donald Trump's defense lawyers is corrupt herself and she goes out there on the Senate floor and goes after after the Biden's for corruption when she took twenty five thousand dollars from the trump foundation and is now representing trump but more importantly dropped the investigation instigation into trump university Luckily they didn't drop that investigation in New York and trump ended up having to pay twenty two million dollar settlement because he defrauded students But this is this is what we're dealing with right. So whenever the media pretends like both sides are equal. It's infuriating because you have one side. That is not family lying to the American people but helping cover up Donald Trump's criminal activity in the White House so let's move on to some real corruption when it comes to this impeachment process new reporting indicates that Donald Trump's lawyers have given thousands of of dollars to Mitch McConnell who is obviously overseeing the Senate impeachment trial now. It seems as though there might be a conflict of interest there but we live in a country where I heard this type of bribery is legal. And so you end up with senators who don't serve the best interests of the country. They will sell the country out in order to maintain their your cozy little relationship with their donors. So let me give you the details of what's going on former independent counsel Ken Starr and Robert Ray who both investigated former president. The Bill Clinton ahead of his impeachment contributed thousands of dollars to Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell last year before they joined the president's team so Star Star actually gave him twenty eight hundred dollars in July of last year and Ray gave him a fifty six hundred dollars in September of last year and and that's according to the Center for Responsive Politics which is trying to shed some light on what's going on some of the corrupt influences in the Senate impeachment trial in fact Senator Mitch McConnell was notoriously. Said this and he was very open and honest about it during a cable news appearance. Let's take a look everything I do during this yes I'm coordinating. With White House counsel there will be no difference between the president's position our position as to how to handle this. But we'll be working through through this process. Hopefully a fairly short period of time in total coordination with the White House counsel's office and the people who are representing the president in the Oil Senegal Exactly how we go forward. I'm going to coordinate with the president's lawyers so they won't be any difference between us on how to do this again. I'M GONNA take my cues from the from the presence lawyers. I'M GONNA take my cues from the president's lawyers because the president's lawyers have donated to my campaign and GotTa look out for their best insurance. Go Go ahead and sell the country out. It's this is this is this is our democracy.

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

07:00 min | 7 months ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KTRH

"And and I didn't even know you good thirteen you that's me with the constitution it's a great stuff it says right there very explicitly the president is the leader of his party and that's what he needs to be hello constitution doesn't say the president is the leader of his party it doesn't know thanks for your calls S. K. hoax no it doesn't well what a goofball call the wrong show I actually know what's in the country doesn't say the president is the leader of his party does anyone of parties in the constitution well let's move on who was that by the way I forget that was Dave let's go to Brent Los Angeles California the great eight seventy AM camera light where where a lot of a national go hello great one I assume I'm calling in because I'm very concerned because I think that for the first time I might be disagreeing with you on some yes and you were calling in and hoping for senator Mitch McConnell to dismiss the impeachment but I don't know let's be very technical here he said he should call it non void while they were waiting and he didn't because I knew they did in the votes and I say when they come over he should have a vote to dismiss and let the chips fall where they may so the constituencies very senators no exactly where they stand this is a matter that should be dismissed go ahead well the reason I I'm I'm having a problem with that is on scene it very differently I think president trump is now standing on seminary ridge at Gettysburg and looking down upon the code Confederate forces below and the health of strategic and the moral high ground and I think we should be crushing them in the Senate and ask you know and engaging what was it like in the center you look are crushing them in the Senate yes it what was that what you think they're going to crush them in the Senate I think call will do just fine in the Senate but I mean who yeah he is like Mitch McConnell's George Washington your friend president trump is the president trump's not in the Senate I know but what I use no control over this other than his lawyers making his case he can't control what's going on there but it seems to me that there needs to be a public and official recognition of one you know of having one fifteen after another of all the people at well that's not what's going to happen in this trial they're gonna debate one subpoena after another okay how would that come to pass what are the prosecutors had two articles of impeachment they make their case for the articles of impeachment yes they will argue that the these subpoenas yeses lords will argue about judicial review but how was that the publishing anything we've already have these arguments I'm saying defend the constitution defend the president and the office of the presidency not some movie images you guys you and others have in the back of your minds of how this is going to play out now this has to be killed what's happened here is is absolutely unacceptable if it's a legal outrage but we're dealing with the constitutional outrage at the constitutional legal and moral outrage but it seems as if the we are winning and president trump is winning the battle for the hearts and minds of people and so much of the media has covered in covered it's gonna be very hard for them not to be covering the absolute absurdity if they keep it all really so you don't think they'll comment on it twisted Spain IT or anything of the sort well of course we will attempt to do that but I this is this is not the place for drama this is the place for courageous men and women to stand up and put an end to this and I don't think it hurts the president to do that either is kind of like the president would prefer several you said that this isn't this isn't some grand battle they to imagine like during the revolutionary war where the good guys have the upper hand we've always had the upper hand the press the problem is this the United States Senate where they fall asleep at their desks you won't have this battle have the battle political battle commercials you know that sort of thing television radio in your communities make the case and so forth this isn't the right place now will be great arguments made on both sides my concern is now here's what I want you to think about what happens to the impeachment clause going forward Sir what what happens to it yeah are you can be impeached for anything yeah okay and the Senate needs to do is demonstrate that's not the case that they're not going to tolerate mmhm that's the problem the problem's going for to get a look at the next act in the next act after that the next act after that mmhm can impeach president for policy differences you can impeach a president as part of a coup you can impeach a president because your candidate lost and that's exactly what's taking place here that's what the Senate should say they should put out a detailed statement kill this thing explain why they're doing but they're not going to say you're gonna win you're gonna have what you want you're not going to hi my friend thanks for your call but I want to vote I want a roll call vote when a motion to dismiss I want to know who's going where I want to know who's going to defend the constitution and condemn what just took place Nick Sioux falls South Dakota XM satellite go right ahead please Hey mark thank you very much for taking my call you got it there I just had a question for you I know that the the Republicans don't have the votes to dismiss I guess I was curious if the Chief Justice is able to issue a directed verdict now you know he's not going to do that well I know you're not going to yeah I guess it was if you have that option he really doesn't his job is ministerial that's all it is make sure they're not shouldn't spit balls at each other and if the parties are to logger heads in the raise questions with the chief chest the Chief Justice role is as I said earlier it's ministerial so there's not any circumstances in which is going to do a directed verdict this is not the court will it's just not the Senate look the Republicans have a majority one of the user all right Sir thank you for.

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Pelosi not yet ready to transmit Trump's impeachment to the Senate

CNN's The Daily DC

09:21 min | 7 months ago

Pelosi not yet ready to transmit Trump's impeachment to the Senate

"For the past several weeks. There's been one burning question dominating this saga. When Will Nancy Pelosi? The speaker of the house transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate and therefore launched the trial process in the Senate. While this morning Speaker Pelosi finally addressed at that point. Take a listen now in terms of impeachment. You'll keep asking me the same question. I keep giving you the same answer. As I said right from the start art we need to see that the arena in which we are sending our managers is that too much to ask of course addressing that point in an answering that question or two different things. A Pelosi later added that she's not holding onto the articles indefinitely and that she would probably transmit them soon soon. I've got to fantastic guests to help me make sense of all of this political gamesmanship in a few minutes will be talking with CNN. National Security and legal analysts. Susan Hennessy but I I'm joined by my colleague. CNN Politics Congressional reporter. Alex Rogers Alex. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thanks so much for me so it seems to me. After days. Days Days of stasis on this story we did learn in the last twenty four hours several things one as I just said speaker. Pelosi said she's likely to transmit these soon she's not going to hold onto them forever. To President. Trump actually asserted yet again today. He's opened. Witnesses named some witnesses. He's interested in of course. Course which are total non starters For the Democrats in terms of Adam Schiff or Joe Biden or hunter Biden or the whistle blower but is has said and he's going to really leave this to the Senate. We learned that Mitch McConnell the majority leader in the Senate went to the White House and briefed the president on what the contours of this trial is going to look like. So it sounds like the president has more information about Mitch. McConnell's vision of how this trial is going to play out then speaker. Pelosi does which is why she's still hanging onto the articles as we're recording this at least and Finally we've learned that there seems to be a strategic divide going on between the president and and his advisors and or some of his advisers and certainly the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell in terms of whether or not he wants some very vociferous defenders from the House Republican Conference To join in defending his case in the Senate McConnell of course worried that Too partisan partisan of abroal may upset the apple cart with some of the moderate center. Republicans that they need to keep on board with the plan here so all of those. Those things have emerged in the last twenty four hours and yet Nancy Pelosi is still holding onto the articles of impeachment. What does that mean soon when you expect her to send these to the Senate or she said today today I'll send them over when I'm ready and we're still trying to figure out what leverage she has Senator Majority Leader Mitch? McConnell said yesterday that she has none he has the votes. It's a simple majority devote Democrats are hoping that there are four Republicans to join them. But now we've talked to Susan Collins. Lisa Murkowski Mitt Romney and all of them are on Mitch McConnell. Donald Seidel Miss. So we're wondering here. What Nancy Pelosi is looking for if there's any possible signal that she could get from The Republican leader. She says that she just wants to see the rules. Mitch McConnell says let's just go back to the nineteen ninety nine precedent under Clinton and. Just run with that now she. It seemed to me when she walked into a press conference. Today Should two main message point. She wanted to hit when it came to the issue of impeachment. One was. She's not buying this whole Mitch. McConnell nineteen ninety nine Clinton enroll. She thinks he's not portraying how those were set up namely the Clinton rules were devised in a bipartisan agreement. And I think there was one hundred hundred nothing vote supporting them. In the United States Senate That was hammered out with the blessing of the leaders. Trent Lott and Tom Daschle. Nothing like that is going on with McConnell when Schumer right now is Pelosi's point number one so she doesn't By his argument that this is playing by the Clinton rules. That was one thing she wanted to drive home but number two it seems she wanted to sort of list Her reasons that she thinks she's been victorious in this decision to hold onto the articles articles namely that it has put the issue of documentation and witnesses front and center in a way that if the articles had immediately gone over in December. Maybe they weren't. What do you make of that? I mean her point is that there's a number of witnesses who have not been Who have refused to testify and the Clinton Peterman process? All of those witnesses had already talked before that that evidence was already out there But the thing is that she right now is losing not only those moderate Republicans Republicans at your needs but also Democrats. There's a number of them who've said in the past couple of days that let's just let's just get this started senator. Dianne Feinstein said if we're going to do it she she she should send them over. I don't see what good delay does. She's later walk that back. Other Congressmen have also Adam Smith at today on CNN. Basically said let's transmit these articles goals that's during the Senate trial and then he later said I misspoke wait. I missed how Senator Feinstein walked back to her comments. What did she say? Because it's all those comments my eyes widen so I I missed the walk back. She said today that those comments are now being taken out of context okay. I don't know if that's a real walk back. They're not out of context are they. I don't know vow. The the thing though is what does holding the articles now do for the Democrats. Are they really going to be able to change the rules. Or they can get these witnesses upfront. No Mitch McConnell has the votes. And he's ready to go he's made that crystal clear what What do you make of this concern concern that? McConnell has apparently expressed that Having some very vocal House Republican conference members who were Lord Diehard trump supporters at all costs be part of his defense may upset the apple cart of sort of the Republican unanimity. That you just described that he's been able cobbled together. How is how big of a concern do you sense? Is this for McConnell. So we have some reporting from Sarah Westwood Phil Mattingly came out today. There's there's this struggle between some of president trump's allies who think that a legalistic argument by Patsy. Baloney the White House counsel so is Not going to be good enough. You need to win this. It's it's not only trial but it's somewhat theater have your most for syphilis. Allies Congressman Jim Jordan Congressman Mark Meadows. Some of these people who can articulate the president's argument in different style. Then you also have Senator Mitch McConnell's view. It appears where those those people are going to turn off exactly the Republicans that you need. You Need Susan Collins. Lisa Murkowski the people people in the middle so the president right now is receiving this conflicting advice. And we don't know yet. I don't think the decision has been made on who is going to defend the president and the trial yet. Yeah no we have not heard that decision we know that Pets Bologna and his team. The White House counsel on his team Have put together a plan and that there seems to be one but we don't yet know exactly who will be doing the defending of the president. And I think that the president who we know consume so much Fox News and sort of has this echo chamber constantly feedback loop in in. His mind doesn't always necessarily think the way McConnell does about Are we just doing a full on brawl with the Democrats here or is there work to be done with your own party here and McConnell's clearly trying to make the case Mr President don't lose sight. Yes you're going to be acquitted but you've got to still keep your party on board. I think right now if you just run the nineteen ninety nine Clinton trial rules you will see each side making their argument and then a couple of days of questions from the senators and then you vote whether to dismiss the whole thing right then there or then to also get into the witnesses that Democrats think will bolster their case my final question for you before we go to break you say that Democrats will boast of their case. What about the fact that Donald Trump is still out there saying he wants them? Witnesses I Mitch. McConnell sort of in a no witnesses camp. He doesn't necessarily want to see Joe Biden or Hunter Abidin or the whistle blower called. So there's a difference there too is they're not of course There are some Republicans who want to see honor Biden. They WANNA Have I think Senator Ron Johnson said this week the full gamut of witnesses. But you've also seen Senator Susan Collins who you know really the crucial senator here say a that it would be inappropriate inappropriate for president trump to say to China investigate on our Biden Susan Collins once witnesses But we we don't really think that means also hundred I think we've that means you know people with firsthand evidence other people who testified before the house. Yeah actual impertinent witnesses to this What these articles of impeachment are about and therefore pertinent to this trial? Alex let's take a pause and our conversation for the moment legal analysts Susan. Hennessy will join us right

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McConnell: House Democrats 'may be too afraid' to transmit impeachment to Senate

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:25 sec | 8 months ago

McConnell: House Democrats 'may be too afraid' to transmit impeachment to Senate

"The top Senate Republican is denouncing the house impeachment of president Donald Trump and reassuring the president's supporters supporters that moments like this are why the United States Senate exists senator Mitch McConnell in a Thursday floor speech accused house speaker Nancy Pelosi of being afraid to send their shoddy work product to the Senate policy through uncertainty into the impeachment process late last night refusing to say when she would send two interpreters impeachment articles to the set for a

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Bill Could Increase Age To Buy Tobacco And Vaping Products

America in the Morning

01:27 min | 10 months ago

Bill Could Increase Age To Buy Tobacco And Vaping Products

"Have before the US Senate a bill which would raise the legal age for the use of tobacco products to twenty one sponsored by of all people Republican senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky the democratic senator Tim Kaine of Virginia two of the major tobacco producing states and I want to talk about that another thing with our guests Scott Balan he has a a health policy consultant to the surprise you that senators from two major tobacco producing states are behind this well it does and it does a lot of work in this area for many many years and hope against Mitch McConnell and other tobacco state senators going back to Jesse Helms and and the crowd the environment has changed significantly tobacco was not as profitable in those days even with the tobacco growers tobacco growers who want actually worked with support some of these things because they told me years ago they didn't want their kids to smoking either people of sort of gravitated around this during one years of of cereal and used by view there's very little opposition to it therefore includes stricken that'll companies to traditional ones a lot of the vaping companies are out there the general public to public health organizations so there's a great deal of support for it and I think that are you will get past at some point maybe not this year but maybe next

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Sen. Durbin calls on Washington to vote on gun legislation

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

00:29 sec | 11 months ago

Sen. Durbin calls on Washington to vote on gun legislation

"Men senator Durbin joint health officials at Mount Sinai hospital in Chicago this morning demanding the US Senate and White House take of gun legislation it's already passed through the house calling for stricter background checks problem comes down to two people senator Mitch McConnell and president Donald Trump they both said that we will do nothing. nothing when it comes to gun violence. senator Durbin speaking in Chicago earlier today the house passed the legislation two hundred

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2nd case of vaping-related lung illness confirmed in Colorado

Sean Hannity

00:48 sec | 1 year ago

2nd case of vaping-related lung illness confirmed in Colorado

"Another case of a long illness is being linked to vaping in the state with the highest teen vaping use fox's Jessica Rosenthal has this live the Colorado department of public health Dr Tony Capello confirmed a second case of serious lung illness in their state link to vaping in over two hundred suspect cases in twenty two states reported to the CDC Colorado congresswoman Diana DeGette says she's introducing a bill to ban the sale of flavored nicotine products unless companies can prove they're safe along with another bill to raise the minimum age to purchase vaping and all tobacco products from eighteen to twenty one and we have a very unlikely ally in the Senate senator Mitch McConnell who has with the companion bill to raise the smoking age to twenty one in the Senate to get social introduce these bills when Congress reconvenes in

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Gillibrand: DOJ should "infiltrate" white supremacist groups

WCBS Programming

01:54 min | 1 year ago

Gillibrand: DOJ should "infiltrate" white supremacist groups

"New York U. S. senator and twenty twenty democratic hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand spoke on CBS's face the nation she said president trump's rhetoric has emboldened hate groups sense president trump's been elected hate crimes of increased certainly across my state and across the country against all groups more racism more anti semitism more white supremacy more anti Muslim anti immigrant anti refugees and it's changing who we are as a nation another democratic hopeful Colorado senator Michael Bennet also on CBS's face the nation said senator Mitch McConnell needs to bring the background check bill that passed the house to the Senate floor McConnell can vote however he wants but why doesn't he just put it on the floor so that every senator can be held accountable for their vote and former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg also on face the nation says the democratic presidential candidates should hold president trump to account when it comes to accusations of racism or white supremacy cannot go and just have showed off his mouth and say anything he's the president I'd states and he's not elected to run the democratic to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party he's represented his elected to run America the American government and she's got to represent everybody whether he agrees with them or not Senate minority leader Charles Schumer says he's introducing a bill to require the F. B. I. to regulate the sale of body armor it would require the bureau to set standards on who would be eligible to purchase bullet resistant vests there would be exceptions for law enforcement Schumer says he'll introduce the bill after the Senate returns to Washington next month Hey they shouldn't be able to buy and our law would stop them and be the F. B. I. should be alerted and they will be able to check out whether they're legitimate or not the push comes a week after a gunman wearing body armor killed nine people in Dayton

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Lawmakers have signaled interest in discussing gun control measures. Here's what we know

ABC World News This Week

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Lawmakers have signaled interest in discussing gun control measures. Here's what we know

"Louis politicians across the nation were met by chance of do something in the wake of the attacks Democrats pushed for the Senate to come back from the August recess early to vote on a house approved gun control measures and even president trump said he thinks lawmakers can get something done on background checks senator Mitch McConnell telling ABC radio affiliate WHAS the president wanted to do something about mass shootings she's actually figured out McConnell and spent months blocking universal gun background check passed by the house now he says he's open to that and red flag laws actor Michael laws for all of us to agree and put on each other and Ultron tended to be a part of facilitating Democrats and since he

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

NBC Meet the Press

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

"They started a literally national shift. You know, I it's just like with gay marriage. When kids talk to their parents and the grandparents say, I don't understand why we can't put these sensible things in place. They listen and if we get bested by seventeen year olds it's the best thing that ever had. On another Senator Mitch McConnell says that his most consequential achievement as Senate majority leader was preventing President Obama from filling supreme court seat having served with Republicans on the judiciary committee. Do you believe they would confirm your court nominees? I'm gonna use twenty seconds just to say this one thing we don't all agree with it comes to guns, and I think it's common sense and over seventy percent Americans agree with me. If you need a license to drive car, you should need a license to buy and own fire, and not everybody agrees with that. But in states like Connecticut did that they saw forty percent drops in gun violence and fifteen percent drops. And suicides. We need to start having bowled agendas Dunn's when it comes to the supreme court, very clearly, we agree with my friend secretary Castro we or going to get to fifty votes in the Senate. This is a team sport. Whoever is our nominee, these campaign places like. South Carolina, 'cause we can let Jamie Harrison, they need the campaign in places like I aware because we win a sentence there, this is about getting back to having fifty votes in the Senate and more so that we can not only balance the supreme court, but start to pass an aggressive agenda that frankly, isn't so aggressive because most of America agrees with the policy of actives of our party. To actually Delaney, you'll have some time in a moment this issue late congressman Delaney. I'll give you some time in a moment. Mayor de Blasios an executive in the largest city in this country you are used to saying what you want to have happen, and having it happen, if you nominate a supreme court nominee as president of the United States, and Mitch McConnell still Senate majority leader, what makes you believe that he would allow you to make a nominee, Rachel..

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

02:04 min | 1 year ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Here & Now

"Politics round table to take a look at another head-spinning week in Washington to-, Lou Ola, Rooney PA is White House. Reporter for Bloomberg news on the line from the White House today, high Taito Lou, hey, how are you fine. Thanks in Beth Fouhy, NBC senior politics editor Beth Hello to you will come back. Healthy was well Beth want to start with you. President Trump is warning today that a shutdown over a border wall. Funding could be long. He's urging Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to use the so-called nuclear option. So that he only needs fifty votes instead of sixty to pass spending. Today. So catch us up the clock is ticking. What what happens next? Well, we know that Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader Republican leader and some of his other colleagues went over to the White House to discuss this with President Trump up a McConnell has made very clear and his spokesman did so again today that he has no intention of lifting the rule requiring sixty votes for this kind of legislation. So that's an starter. And so what what's the other option at this point? I think that's what everybody is is trying to figure out. We know it's a foregone conclusion that President Trump's requests for the border wall for the border money is not gonna pass the Senate. So we're back at an impasse. The clock is ticking as you said toward this shutdown four days before Christmas and everybody seems sort of locked into their position. There was a possibility I suppose that the senators could come up with some sort of a plan that would help President Trump save face some sort of compromise. But we haven't heard about that yet. And like you said that we're we're counting down toward. A rather calamitous thing tonight wrote toeloop do we have any more insight today into what happened leading up to this forty-eight hours ago? This was settled lawmakers were going home for Christmas. And then this abrupt shift from the White House yesterday, apparently because the president felt tremendous pressure from his base over the wall. Yeah. There was this incredible effort by members of the president's space conservatives on the president, right? Who took to the airwaves whether on Fox News.

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

16:07 min | 1 year ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Issues landmark opioids legislation are perfect examples of signature Lamar Alexander accomplishments. They tackle challenging issues awful and substantive way. They will improve Americans lives, and I passed both houses of congress with big bipartisan majorities, so the Senate will be lesser without Lamar's wisdom collegiality and expertise when he retires. I'm glad that they is two years away and rightful it will keep benefiting from his leadership through the hundred and six inch congress. Amish bread on another matter in recent days. I've spoken about the Senate agenda for the remainder of one hundred fifteenth congress as was the case at this time last week, they're important items that have yet to be addressed. But thanks to the bipartisan progress we made last week we're significantly closer to the finish line together. Guided by chairman Senator clogged Charles, the Senate and about the need to revise how congress handles fines of sexual harassment workplace discrimination and other workplace violations under the leadership of chairman Robertson. Senator stabbing Al we cleared the conference report for the twenty eighth game farmville sending by industrial hemp legislation and other critical provision for America's farming communities to the president's desk to become law and a cap off a Europe historic progress on judicial nominations, the Senate voted to confirm the thirtieth federal Circuit Judge of this congress and this administration. Now, we'll turn our attention to the remaining priorities and completing the American people business. Last week. I now at the request of the president and following approval was secured by several members of the Senate would take up criminal Justice legislation here on the floor later this afternoon, we'll vote on advancing legislation and other proponents of this Bill. It's been a great deal of time and energy drafting their proposal. Time, tom. There are a number of members with outstanding concerns that they feel are still unresolved. So if closures invoke later today, the Senate will be considering amendments before we vote on final passage later this week. Of course, the most high-profile items still before our border security and government funding. We need to make a substantial investment in the integrity of our border, and in the safety of American families, and we need to close out the years appropriations process and reach a bipartisan agreement to supply the twenty five percent of the federal government for which we haven't already passed funding legislation assigned bipartisan collaborative spirit that has carried us. This far will enable the Senate and the house to complete this business without undue delay. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on the floor. Ask before the Senate. The message to accompany us thirteen eleven. The truly is before the Senate. The following message from the house. Carton house amendment ask unanimous consent that the motion be re to the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. The clerk will report. Solved that the Bill from the Senate as thirteen eleven entitled an act to provide assistance in abolishing human trafficking in the United States do pass with amendment. Leaders are without objection. The majority leader's request agreed to. Asked the chair lays before the Senate. The message our company has thirteen twelve. Leave before the Senate the following message. Resolve that the Bill from the Senate as thirteen twelve entitled an active I are ties the fight against human trafficking in the United States to pass with an amendment. I moved to concur and a house amendment ask unanimous consent. That emotion be agree to that the motion to reconsider be considered remain on the table. Objection. Is unanimous consent center. Preceeded he made a consideration on calendar. Six to three S eighteen sixty two. L'ecole report calendar number six to three as eighteen sixty two ability to a man, the trafficking victims Protection Act of two thousand and so forth, and broader purposes. Is there objection proceeding to the major without objection sorted? Industrial agree to the committee report amendment is amended. Vive redo the Bill would be considered read a third time is there objection without objection. I know no further debate on the Bill. Is there further debate on the Bill if not questions on the passage of the Bill as amended? All in favor. Say I know. Yeah, he's appears to appear to have it. Don't is passed the motion reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table objections who ordered. Actually anonymous consent the center preceded immediate consideration calendar. Number six to eight HR twenty two hundred report. Number six to eight HR twenty two hundred and act to reauthorize, the trafficking victims Protection Act two thousand and for other purposes. Is there objection to proceed to the major without objection sorted? Murray amended. The desperate agree to the committed report amendment as amended be agree to the Bill as amended big consider Brad a third time is there objection without objection. I know the debate on the Bill for the debate. Favors say I posed as appear to have it the hemmitt. Villas as amended is past Adams. Astronautics percent the motion to reconsider third made light of on the table got objection. Senator procedure consideration counter four four one S fifteen twenty. Will report. Counter number four, four one as fifteen twenty a Bill to expand recreational fishing opportunities, and so forth, and for other purposes. Is there objection to proceeding to the measure without objection? Astronaut concentric committee reported be withdrawing the wicker substitute amendment. Be considered an agree to the Bill is a minute. Be considered read a third time and passed and emotions are reconsidering. Third may laid upon the table without objection to wonder. I suggest after the corn clerk Lil Colorado. Strahl exander. That was Senator Mitch McConnell. The majority leader calling for the passage of some bills and Senator John Kyle in the president's chair live coverage from the Senate floor. Senator McConnell began by talking about the announcement today from Senator Lamar Alexander Republican from Tennessee that Senator Alexander will not run for reelection in twenty twenty. He is the first Senator up in that year to make this announcement. Senator Alexander will have completed three terms that six years by the time twenty twenty rolls around to other issues. The majority leader Mitch McConnell brought up one criminal Justice reform that is the pending Bill on the floor. The house has passed a version of it. And the Senate will vote on whether to advance the Bill at five thirty PM eastern procedural vote. And the other issue is government funding funding for parts of the government expire at the. The end of the week in one of the sticking points is what money will be provided for a border wall between the US and Mexico. President Trump wants five billion dollars while we wait for Senator to come to the floor and speak. Here's a little bit more about that. We spoke with reporter congress in the White House is beginning this week under a bit of a ticking clock government shutdown will happen on Friday at midnight. If a spending deal can't come together. So an update this morning on the latest on those negotiations. We turn Jack Mason White House. Correspondent for Reuters. Jeff Mason, good morning to you. How optimistic is the White House said and his congress that this shutdown can be avoided on Friday night. Well, you know, there's still just a big question Mark over that. So far it is Monday. They've got five days and the New York Times actually came out with has really interesting story this morning saying that even if they work come up with a deal between now and Friday, there's a risk that not enough Republicans would be here. Capacity because lots of Republicans in the house are giving up their spaces and offices for the incoming freshmen who are coming in and are not showing up in Washington. So that's one angle to it. There's also just the fact that Stephen Miller one of the president's top advisers and immigration advisors in particular said on Sunday that they're willing to have a government shutdown if approval for the president border wall is not granted. And the Democrats are not on board with giving five billion billion dollars for the border wall. So that's still made has not changed. It's hard to imagine. How it will next five days unless they just come up with some kind of a temporary agreement to keep the government open over the holidays kick the can down the road as it were. I had this debate a little bit later. What's the president's schedule this weekend? Is there any tea leaves that we can read into his schedule to find out when might be a time that some sort of negotiation or breakthrough could happen. There's not a whole lot on his public schedule that we have been told about he's got various meetings the first part of this week. Meeting with people in his cabinet today meeting with outgoing interior secretary Ryan you'll be meeting with the vice president he's supposed to be leaving himself for Florida for a holiday toward at the end of the week. And we don't know if that's something that he will delay or or or decide to go ahead with depending on what what happens with the government shutdown. But that is certainly one deadline that you would think that the White House would also be keeping in my closely. Is that the president was hoping to get outta town? Just like a lot of other people in Washington to get back to your homes and constituencies for Christmas any chance we see a repeat of live negotiations on television between the president Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. You know, that's always a possibility. The president likes bring cameras in the room. I would he's meeting with lawmakers. I as we saw last week he was happy to leave the cameras on while he was made with Nancy Pelosi Chuck Schumer that kind of reality TV aspect to his presidency has been one that's shown itself cabinet meetings and in other meetings like that. So I wouldn't rule it out on expectations this week for passing and signing the first step at act that. Criminal Justice reform act that we've heard so much about over the past couple of weeks is that actually happening this week. Well, it's certainly a much stronger possibility now than it was even week ago because Mitch McConnell Republicans in the Senate has decided to to allow it to come to the floor. It's a it's a fascinating case study in the potential for bipartisanship that Bill it has support from Republicans and Democrats and strong support from the White House and specifically President Trump after his son in line and senior adviser Jared Kushner has been working on it. For for some time. There's a question Mark over whether that work would pay off because Mitch McConnell was not committed to bringing it to vote. But now he said towards the end of last week that that he would. So we'll be watching to see when that happens if it does it would be a potential signal of the ability for both parties to work together. I mean for legislation going in two thousand nine hundred and finally Jeff Mason our question for our viewers. This morning is about the future of health care in this country, specifically a universal healthcare system. I wonder what you think about the appetite at at the White House for another fight over healthcare in one hundred sixteenth congress, especially in the wake of that news on Friday that district judge rolling against the Affordable Care Act. Well, there seems to be appetite in the White House to have the discussion with President Trump. Welcome that ruling the court that you just you just referenced during a short Q and A with reporters on. Saturday, and he said that will will work on healthcare. We'll get healthcare will work with Democrats. So who knows if they will go back to the dry cable a little bit in the in the new congress and try to fix some of the problems with ObamaCare, of course, the Republicans before this this latest ruling had failed in their attempts to completely repeal ObamaCare Democrats, particularly for the midterm elections fought on our flu ran for reelection and ran for election based on promises to really defend ObamaCare defend Americans right getting healthcare. So, you know, both sides are talking about it whether or not they're able to sort of sit down together and work on a compromise. If the wake of this court ruling is something that TVD at this point for the new year. Jeff Mason, White House correspondent for always. Appreciate your time. Thanks so much. Pleasure from this morning's Washington journal journal is live every morning at seven eastern on C span radio and television. The Senate is in session right now, we heard earlier from the majority leader Mitch McConnell waiting perhaps for the democratic leader Chuck Schumer to come to the floor and speak. The house is not in session until Wednesday. Vote's not scheduled until early evening that day, but on the house side today. Former FBI director James Comey back for a second closed-door interview with two committees investigating. With Republican to lead. The committee say was bias at the Justice department before the two thousand sixteen presidential election. The testimony is expected to go until about four PM eastern this morning Republican Mark meadows from North Carolina spoke with reporters for five minutes. What is your focus? Well, I think there's three different things that we hope to accomplish one to get the rest of the story. I think there's a whole lot. That director told me his said, not only the transcribe the interview that we had other congressional testimony that he's conduct or the has been conducted over the last several months and inconsistencies with his public testimony versus those.

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WBSM 1420

WBSM 1420

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WBSM 1420

"Singing at the the services for President George Herbert Walker Bush because it's the capitol building the official leaders of both houses of congress speaker Paul Ryan, yes, he's outgoing speaker. But he was there and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader both spoke as did the president of the Senate that would be Mike Pence who spoke as well as he gave him remarkable speech Mike Pence when he spoke to the Knesset the Israeli parliament. But this again was the vice president at his best. There will be more at the formal funeral where I believe the president of the United States will speak that will be on Wednesday. As I understand it. I. I wanted to put something out there. I think this is all wonderful. It's not wonderful that anyone dies. But my God what a life. He had an and how blessed he was by his parents, his father Prescott Bush Senator Prescott push by the way was six five and a big towering guy. He was chosen by Dwight Eisenhower as one of the people he put on a list of people. He wanted to see his his successor. Yes. He had Richard Nixon analysts too. But Prescott Bush, Senator from Connecticut. You don't want be interesting things. Is the Prescott Bush got very involved in the United negro college fund. And so did George Herbert Walker Bush, even even when he was in prep school. He got very involved with with this effort to raise and he'll America. And and by the way, when he was in the congress of the United States. In his second term in congress of the United States and the house of representatives. He got an all sorts of trouble with some leaders in Texas because he voted yes. On the fair housing act. To make it illegal to discriminate in housing. Based upon race. He he was a remarkable fellow. And yes, the Americans with his ability act and the Clean Air Act. The Clean Air Act is one of the most successful pieces of environmental legislation ever and reasonable and conservative in the sense of conserving the environment. And I guess one of the reasons I get emotional about. About this funeral. Is because it shouldn't take the death of a great, man. To allow Americans to come together. This way. To see people. On every side politically standing together, and in tribute to something bigger than the politics of the moment. Politics at the moment can be very small. It can even be very degrading. Sometimes. But the business of public services is very large. And it's very great. And I know because he wrote about it. And in those remarkable tape recordings that he made it night, particularly during the Gulf war. This only came out with Jon Meacham book a couple of years ago. President Bush talked into a tape recorder. And it's almost confessional. We don't have anything like that. For many other president we had presidents who kept careful virus. But somehow the immediacy of after long and weary days commanding the country in wartime. Then speaking into the tape recorders. It's it's deeply moving. And some of the idea of American tradition. Of the. Heroic figures who were remembered in that capitol building. And the idea of of a succession of people President Trump is presiding in a place that was occupied by President Bush by President Reagan. By Dwight Eisenhower by John F. Kennedy. By Harry, Truman and old artillery officer in World War One. Franklin Roosevelt by Calvin Coolidge. Theodore roosevelt. Goodman goodman..

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

04:25 min | 2 years ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"All right, Michelle, Synder, John Heilmann. Thank you very much and still ahead on morning, Joe. There are plenty of personal repercussions for both Dr. Blasi Ford and judge Cavanaugh today. But what about the cost of the court itself? Time magazine tackles that question. And so do we next on morning Joe. All usual concerned the message that has been send it being sent to the women who are watching this when you use language like conjul in Malaysia, use it much worse language in my life than conju. That's like probably the nicest phrase I've ever used on job. It is. It's conju. Confidence is confidence you, but they should. It's a conju by the Democrats, they know it. Confidence, but they President Trump yesterday also continued his defense of supreme court nominee Brett cabinet with a swipe at former President. Barack Obama. Take a look. Said, one hundred and forty five judges. I will be picking by the end of a fairly short period of time because President Obama wasn't big on picking judges. When I got there. I said, how is this possible? I have a hundred and forty five including court of appeals. Judges. And they just didn't do it. You know why they got tired, big, got complacent. Something happened. Something happened. That's something Senator Mitch, Mitch, McConnell, Whitten, what may even talk to them? What's he talking about according to politico after becoming majority leader in two thousand fifteen McConnell effectively expanded a little known rule that prohibits the confirmation of lifetime judicial appointments during an election. By two years, it locked. Dozens of Obama's lower court picks leaving hundreds of vacancies throughout the federal court system and supreme court. Nominee Merrick, garland was denied a hearing, a move that McConnell called a career highlight in two thousand sixteen. One of my proudest mullets when I look at rock Obama Diatta I said, Mr President, you will not fail this afraid court vacancy. Very proud of himself. Well, that's something that anybody forgotten anybody that's been in Washington more than fifteen minutes knows that will come back of course to haunt Republicans. I think it's one of the Steve one of the things since I go into that town in nineteen Ninety-four that has shocked me. And so few things shock me anymore is just how stupid people in that town are. They believe that the last election that put them in power, we'll be the final election ever held. There's always another of injures movie. There's always another Star Wars movie, and there's always an election every two years and Republicans will pay dearly at some point for Mitch, McConnell's move on Merrick, garland, d, d cycle of retribution and revenge and tribal impulse will worsen as we as we go forward. At a magin and you hope, if you believe in the country, you believe, I think it attests you understand that the right leaders have emerged at the right moments, almost providential early, but but imagine a scenario where you had a majority leader in a minority leader sit down together and say, our job here is to strengthen these broken institutions and this institution the United States Senate, the world's former greatest deliberative body is broken and more than any other person over the last generation, the person who's broken it is Mitch McConnell. Okay, I read Harry Reid played played a break, big big role in it too. It goes on on on both sides, but but the reality is here is we better find our way to a better group of leaders in this country where we're going to put ourselves on a path to inexorable in inevitable decline. These institutions are broken. And the people who broke them are leading them. They celebrate it. They have no higher goal. Then their tribal when in the moment it's health of the country for it has been a long March to where we are and.

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Iran: Trump needs to rejoin nuclear deal if he wants talks

Programming

03:25 min | 2 years ago

Iran: Trump needs to rejoin nuclear deal if he wants talks

"Host, Saad Katie, WN, are their own and do not. Necessarily reflect the views of this station its management or Beasley Media Group From Washington to Wall Street America's First News with reading is on the air Good Tuesday Morning America's First, news continues on this thirty first day of, July six minutes past the. Hour new this, morning an advisor to Iranian president, Hassan Rwanda says if President Trump wants to meet he needs to rejoin the international nuclear deal Trump on. Monday said he'd be willing to meet with Ruini if the Iranian leader. Were willing leadership in Iran is previously ruled out one on one talks with Trump after his decision to pull the US out of that deal under which Iran was given relief from. Sanctions in return for curbs on its nuclear program Iran's semiofficial news agency quoted a political, adviser as saying Tuesday that for talks. To happen the US, needs to rejoin the deal President Trump on Monday doubled. Down on his threat to shut down the government this fall of congress doesn't come up with more money for, border security is threatened his second in two days put. Him further at odds with Republican leaders in. Congress now where Republicans are facing tough reelection fights this Nova Member as far as the. Border is concerned and personally we don't get. Border security After many many years of talk within the. United States, I would have no problem Doing a shutdown it's time we. Had proper border security always. Leave room for negotiation but this, has been. Many years this is. Just Trump administration we're. New has been many years even decades we have immigration laws we. Have border security we have all. Sorts of things, going on that are is disgraceful we. Are doing a phenomenal job we're setting records but. We have laws that don't work so we're working around those laws and it's unfortunate I have, to take my hat off. To the border, patrols for the law, enforcement to ice which really has been maligned by the Democrats the job they do they go into these MS thirteen, nests a message of bad bad people killers in many cases and they. Go in they're fearless and they do an incredible job and they get them out and, the prime minister frankly is with us today. Because of illegal immigration Italy I got tired of it Trump making the. Comments alongside the Italian premier Republican leaders believe they had secured Trump's, patients last week when they huddle. At the White House to. Discuss strategy ahead of the budget, year that. Starts October first Senator. Mitch McConnell said there. Would not be a government shutdown congressman Paul Ryan said the president. Was willing to be patient Cal. Fire officials say, the car fire burning near reading is. Now the ninth most destructive wildfire in state history. More than twenty seven thousand people remain evacuated another ten thousand were allowed to return home Monday, that's if they had a. Home to return, to the car fire, now at one hundred three thousand seven hundred and seventy two acres it's just twenty three percent contained congressman Douglas Malfa, who represents the area described the destruction.

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711 kids in custody haven't been reunited with their parents

The Drive Home with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips

02:07 min | 2 years ago

711 kids in custody haven't been reunited with their parents

"Correspondent. Dan, Simon reports that a fast growing wildfire sweeping through parts of northern California has killed. Two people threatens five thousand buildings and his forcing massive vacuum. As it moves into reading the devastation is beginning to set in for people in Redding, California. The apple named car fire which officials say was first sparked by a vehicle, has ravaged the region since Monday and doubled in size and investors have pummeled Twitter today correspondent. And Cates reports shares of. Twitter have. Closed down twenty one percent after, reporting a decline in monthly users Twitter attributed the drop to purging. Millions of accounts and an effort to reduce the amount of abuse. And hate speech on its platform but says a number of people using the site daily is up eleven percent before Friday's losses Twitter had risen eighty percent this year. I'm Anne Cates Senator Mitch McConnell visited an immigration and customs agency office in his home state today looking to pick. Up morale, after the agency has, been under scrutiny McConnell says the. Department of homeland security. Says, it has reunited every immigrant family that it could be thought they were on the. Way to reunify and all these families I'm supporting legislation that. Would try to deal with a court decision that brought about this situation in the first, place A US postal service employees and his half brother pleaded not guilty today in Los Angeles to federal charges stemming. From armed robberies of USPS trucks, that caused nearly a quarter million dollars in losses William Crosbie thirty one the UPS the. USPS employees and Myron Crosby twenty-seven both of Inglewood were named in a four count indictment filed Tuesday the indictment charges both Crosby's with, conspiracy and robbery of United States property in relation to the March first heist William Crosby is. Additionally charged with theft of. Government property. And an additional count of robbery, of United States property if convicted of all charges William Crosby would. Face up to sixty five years in federal prison and Myron Crosby. Would face up to thirty years in prison for the conspiracy count both defendants are ordered to stand trial September eighteenth in downtown Los Angeles and Walt Disney and twenty..

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WBAL 1090AM

WBAL 1090AM

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WBAL 1090AM

"New the french military families opioid treatment centers and every other american who relies on the federal government all over illegal immigration that is senator mitch mcconnell here is senator ron johnson today and this is kind of interesting on the shut down on cnn wolf blitzer our legal immigration system me is a completely broken dysfunctional system wolf we live as he graham says he wants to deal with that he wants comprehensive immigration will have the dea to everything right now the president that earlier meeting last week he said brittany a compromise i will support it it will be a bill of love and let me take the heat he changes by two days away again you have to look at that particular deals just completely inadequate the president news inadequate i think most of us members fifteen look at that deal consists of just doesn't really set satisfy the worst charity any diversity lottery i mean really ending it limiting the family migrate a big problem will if we lack of all be some just that is a huge explosion at lindsey graham addict turban of put forward very much not gonna do every minimal medical but isn't it worth it to keep the government from shutting down that shouldn't be part of the equation here let's just keep the government opening but let's let's but you're not gonna get sixty votes unless i'll do again the vast majority republicans will vote to keep the government open fund the military government's well hopefully they'll go ahead they're not going to do a list of the chuck schumer then we'll take we'll keep you other dumber than will keep voting over and over again and that is senator ron johnson republican from wisconsin hopefully cooler heads will prevail both sides been saying that for some time and by the way the present right now is meeting with chuck schumer and the white house and we cnn's reporting says no deal be struck here but he'll be interesting to see how these to cut out of that meeting meaningful one zero four six seven wbal fallen.

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"And we are saying no just merkley democrat would just wonder breakin from these remarks him earlier today to let you know senate majority leaders made his way to the floor and senator mitch mcconnell has uh call the senate out for the rest of the evening uh no more remarks they will come back into session tomorrow morning at ten a m and as we heard earlier today senator mcconnell said there would be no rollcall votes before eleven a m tomorrow so the underlying tax bill will not be voted on our upper down tonight on no more remarks are tonight the senate has gone out of session and will reconvene tomorrow morning ten am will bring you some of the remarks from earlier today during this his jack murphy of work they're troubling aspect of this bill was the inclusion of a provision to repeal a key part of the affordable care act that would kick thirteen million people thirteen million people of their insurance by twenty twenty seven and zhou li coach increase the individual market premiums by 10 percent we should be helping with the premiums not increasing the premiums this means less money in the pocket of american middle class families less money to saved for retirement less money for college that's what we're talking about here the american people in fact want us to work together to make fixes to the affordable care act and that's where we did just about a month and a half ago the alexander murray bill twelve republican twelve democratic cosponsors i in one of that that one of them that bill is sitting out there yet without even considering that what is this bill do it comes in ram and gets rid of the individual mandate senators alexander in murray what did they do they held a series of hearings and discussions i'm commonsense solution they actually had a hearing on their committee they had governors come in democrats and republicans together and that's how they put that product together it is a model for how you can put a bill to gather but instead of that kind of bipartisan approach this tax bill are not only repeals and important part of the affordable care act but it would lead to hundreds of billions of.

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Super Station 101

Super Station 101

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Super Station 101

"The bigger things should is happening that is not being reported outfit correctly is fat senator mitch mcconnell and his cronies in there's always tune or two d to deal with the goal actually seen the black here they the senate as a body it doesn't matter party because it's there's no party senator anymore it's not damson republican republicans just the senate their arrogance is appalling and they are trying to usurp presidential authority lock stock and barrel and create eight two the uh a to a party government or to cheer government with only the legislative and judicial branches and cut out the executive branch entirely is that that's what this whole one more thing is about is because he's an outside of that won't play that that's why we're seeing flaking quicker hit the road is because they can't the the the bad press is so bad for them they know they can't win in and reelection then that can't make a career out of being a senator like mcconnell have so there's this gross sir patient of power and you see mcconnell exhausting all possible avenues resource try and keep more out seoul thing is nothing but a wash because everybody now domino's salt with trump we'll see in it now it's nonsense and we will win handily i guarantee you were more the backlash alone will causing to way in the stick uh uh i'll vouch is the question of that and and i think deep down inside i don't think you questioners either michael my only question at this date now on that could argue that that support seems to be game for him because the polls are completely worthless in our we learn that even the fox news poll the girl that does fox news.

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM

KKOB 770 AM

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM

"Nine after senator mitch mcconnell says he's waiting for the president's next move on health care before he takes action in this senate bob costantini has he told you know exactly what president trump means when he tells fox business network going to repeal and replace obamacare and i think we actually have the votes however the only legislation now being considered in congress is the bipartisan senate measure that would undo the president's elimination of subsidies to health insurance for so that lower income patients get reduced copays and deductibles it also would allow for lower cost plans that won't cover as much as basic plans under the affordable care act now do it would be far from repeal since the individual in business coverage mandates would remain on nbc's meet the press senate democratic leader chuck schumer reminding republicans the only thing his party will go for is the bipartisan fix to what ails obamacare i would urge senator mcconnell to put it on the floor immediately this week it will pass and it will pass by a large number of votes that'll put pressure on the house because let's not forget what this bill does is prevent premiums from going up twenty percent twenty percent refers to how much health insurers would have to jack up premiums for starters if the subsidies for copays and deductibles are eliminated as the president wants to do but despite its bipartisan nature there's no commitment from senate majority leader mitch mcconnell what i'm waiting is to hear from president trump what kind of health care bill he might five mcconnell was on cnn's state of the union and the president has expressed onagain offagain support for the bill bob costantini washington it's eleven after the hour five us ex presidents all on the same page when america in the morning returns after these messages.

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Well look what's happened since that call happened we starting august night the president has been using his twitter feed repeatedly to attack senator mitch mcconnell by name the day after that reported call on august ten th the president gave a press availability from his golf course in new jersey where he suggested that perhaps senator mcconnell should resign as the leader of the republicans in the senate now tonight less than two weeks later the president is in arizona trying to inflict maximum political pain on senate republicans in direct political conflict with senator mitch mcconnell it's one thing if that's just politics it's interesting but it's politics if instead this is the president politically punishing mitch mcconnell for mcconnell refusing to accede to the presidents of russia demands then this will likely open a new front in the investigation potential obstruction of justice by the president now the russia investigation is that are happening in the investigative committees in the senate those investigations as far as we can tell our full steam ahead today the senate judiciary committee took what is reported to be many hours of testimony from the head of the political research group behind the infamous dossier of alleged russian dirt on donald trump that dossier was reportedly handled over us he's been handed over to the fbi last year it was published by buzzfeed in january it's been the source of a lot of controversy glenn's simpson's former investigative journalist for the wall street journal he was reportedly interviewed by senate judiciary committee staff today for ten hours.

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Super Station 101

Super Station 101

02:42 min | 3 years ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Super Station 101

"Akg not right here let's stop right there the president hasn't been in this line of work before and he had excessive expectations will then the president takes to twitter this from last night senator mitch mcconnell said i had excessive expectations that i don't think so after seven years of hearing repeal and replace lie why not done can you believe that mitch mcconnell this is this morning another tweet can you believe mitch mcconnell who has screamed repeal and replace for seven years couldn't get it done must repeal and replace obamacare this is not this is not looking pretty and mitch mcconnell is he still going on at the town hall still trying to explain himself oh or on unrelated the reality oh boy now i i personally think there's a lot of blamed go around but i want to ask you do you agree with the president or the majority leader that there is a complex process here you do have an unruly very fragile majority and mitch mcconnell is at will as you can here not the most persuasive i mean he's not the merlin of the of the senate he did try i think every legislative maneuver he had the problem being he's probably in the middle of explaining why the the member should vote for the bill now even though the boat past about three weeks ago two weeks ago it takes him a long time to formulate a thought or maybe that just in public and private he's been a rapid fire he's always been regarded as a great tactician on in the senate but the results are few the president's frustration is rising and should we get rid of the filibuster president trump has been been hammering on this point that they need to go get rid of the 60vote rule and go to a fifty one vote rule on legislation now they've done that they've already wade back for judicial appointees so why not do it for legislation eight five five forty laura and are you frustrated by the pokey progress of legislation moving on the hill now i've spoken to some members you.

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Super Station 101

Super Station 101

02:42 min | 3 years ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Super Station 101

"Akg let's not right here let's stop right there the president hasn't been in this line of work before and he had excessive expectations will then the president takes to twitter this from last night senator mitch mcconnell said i had excessive expectations but i don't think so after seven years of hearing repeal and replace lie now dan can you believe that mitch mcconnell this is this morning another tweet can you believe mitch mcconnell who has screamed repeal and replace for seven years couldn't yet again must repeal and replace obamacare this is not this is not looking pretty and mitch mcconnell is he still going on at the town hall still trying to explain himself oh on unrelated to the reality oh boy now i personally think there's a lot of blamed go around but i want to ask you do you agree with the president or the majority leader that there is a complex process here you do have an unruly very fragile majority thirty and mitch mcconnell is at will as you can here not the most persuasive i mean he's not the merlin of the of the senate he did try i think every legislative maneuver he had the problem being he's probably in the middle of explaining why the the member should vote for the bill now dave even though the boat past about three weeks ago two weeks ago it takes them a long time to formulate a thought oh maybe that just in public and private he's been a rapid fire he's always been regarded as a great tactician on in the senate but the results are few the president's frustration is rising and should we get rid of the filibuster president trump has been been hammering on this point that they need to go get rid of the sixty vote rule and go to a fifty one vote ruled on legislation now they've done that they've already wade that for judicial appointees so why not do it for legislation eight five five forty laura and are you frustrated by the pokey progress of legislation moving on the hill now i've spoken to some members you know what.

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM

WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM

02:29 min | 3 years ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM

"It is bora lights on a wednesday after and across the state of iowa this is the simon conway's show and you are very very welcome so mom we got again we are loaded fabella noted really remarkable isn't it you've got senator mitch mcconnell mitch mcconnell said i had a president unexpected too much is expectations were excessive when it came to healthcare excessive what did they tell us for seven years hey what did they tell us see by the way just so a very clear he needs to go he needs to go right now he needs not to be in charge of the united states senate when they go back i'm going to pull that to uh senator chuck grassley tomorrow he's on the show live from the iowa state for tomorrow is first stop at i will we put him is very point to him probably right out of the gate unless he brings me standing on a stick that it will be the second thing we talk about it is truly remarkable when you think about what the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell's set about the president and his excessive expectations full legislative progress of his agenda that is a truly remarkable thing the president by the way is a hit back he tweeted out just a few hours ago senator mitch mcconnell said i had excessive expectations but i don't think so after seven years of hearing repeal and replace why not dumb that is more than a reasonable question for the president of the united states by the way more than a reasonable question i'm a we all know right we all know what they said what they did we know are.

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KHNR 690AM

KHNR 690AM

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KHNR 690AM

"To get their kids covered how they're going to pay for a surgery or treatment that they desperately need senator mitch mcconnell was a very emotional after this stunning betrayal by this trio of maverick senators may of my colleague did as we promised and voted to repeal has failed law we told our constituents we would vote that way and when the moment came from the moment came close all this new a panel clearly a disappointing moment or garden everybody on his side can surely attested of fog there were guerrilla yard when crowd and develop of him from foes for a better way forward sharjah this was a disappointment a disappointment indeed i had a chance to visit with mcconnell a couple of should go on capitol hill and i don't always agree with establishment republicans that i have my challenges but at the end of the day at the end of the day leader mcconnell was confident that at least senate lukans would vote in a way to send it to conference and have a conversation and a debate and a discussion at a path paul ryan promised senate republicans we will absolutely work through this and we will do everything we can to make this right and we will do everything we cannot be half of the american people at is john mccain said the other day hell with you to hell with you want us shad sad way to bring a career to an end ready and uh abel like this couples jumped to their deaths a few hours ago because they shed they couldn't afford the healthcare cost yes one is a law of americans now who are anguished at interfere in dread and.

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WLOB

WLOB

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WLOB

"To get their kids a covered how they're going to pay for a surgery or treatment that they desperately need senator mitch mcconnell was very emotional after this stunning betrayal by this trio of maverick senators may may about colleagues did as we promised and voted to repeal those failed law we told our constituents we would vote that way and when the moment came on a moment came close of us knew this is in a clearly a disappointing moment work hard and everybody on his side can surely attest to the fact that we were really are the trotted develop a consensus for veterinary for sharjah if the disappointment it goes to form and indeed i had a chance to visit with mcconnell a couple of nitric go on capitol hill and i don't always agree with establishment republicans and i have my challenges but at the end of the day at the end of the day leader mcconnell was confident that at least senate republicans would vote in a way to send it to conference and have a conversation and a debate and a discussion and a path paul ryan promised senate republicans we will absolutely work through this and we will do everything we can and to make this right and we will do everything we cannot be half of the american people and as john mccain said the other day to hell with you to hell with you want us sad sad way to bring a career to an end ready and people like this couple who jumped to their deaths of you hours ago because they said they couldn't afford the healthcare costs guess what there's a lot of americans now who are in anguish and in fear in dread and you got a lot of.

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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WLOB

WLOB

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WLOB

"The funeral today per officer mia sodas familia shot and killed sitting in her police vehicle last week the flag covering her coffin was presented to a twelve year old son he has two sisters at twin the others twenty men who murdered officer familiar was shot and killed by other officers on wall street today the dow up half a point the sp down one the nasdaq was up sixteen stocks on wall street finished next earlier in the day markets have still on the donald trump jr emails later in the day without the markets back into the greenwood senator mitch mcconnell said that they were pushing off the recess for congress in august by two weeks anako some positive means to the market we also watch amazon very closely on its third day ever of prime day or amazon finished down one quarter of 1 percent that this year is at thirty three percent on the the new york stock exchange appropriately these boxes the summer impacts are coming back to the united states and either seven or eleven years harris and los angeles are the only cities in the running for 2024 and one of them will get it the other city will host the 2020 eight games not many cities wanted this responsibility and some even withdrew after initially submitting their bits evidence of cost overruns and prior gains had a deterrent effect la mayor eric are said he said before the decisions made in september both cities have to assess their resources whoever goes i as an opportunity to move and take the first step and whoever go second will have responsibility to even further than both will have to have the resources necessary through their own fundraising through the ioc and others to make that happen la last hosted the games nineteen eightyfour jessica rosenthal fox news.

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